New Delhi, Feb 26: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday said that to strengthen the security of rail passengers, especially women passengers, Railways have already created four companies of women RPF personnel and another eight would be set up.
Presenting the Railway Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament today, Bansal said, recruitment to RPF is being conducted with 10% vacancies reserved for women.
He said, the presence of women RPF personnel will be further strengthened with the field units.
He further said, many trains are being escorted by Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force in sensitive sections. Ladies special local trains in metropolitan cities are being escorted by lady RPF Staff.
Bansal said, security helpline numbers have been made available on several zonal railways to facilitate passengers in reporting any untoward incidence for immediate intervention. (ANI)